We believe that university should prepare you for the world of work as well as enhancing your academic qualifications, which is why we offer placements to 100% of our undergraduate students. Elizabeth Falkowska, a Business Studies student here at BU, shares her #MyPlacementStory and tells us all about her role as Junior Account Executive at Microsoft.
BU offers all undergraduate students the opportunity to do an internship or placement but why are they such a great idea? Hugh’s got the answers!
The Christmas break is the perfect time for you to relax a little…. But not too much! I am sure that I am not just speaking for myself when I say a break is needed, it’s the end of semester one, the loans are running low, deadlines are drawing in and exams are looming over… Read more »
I am a third year BA (Hons) Events Management student at BU, currently on placement at Bournemouth University. In fact, a placement year was one of the most important factors while I was applying for university. I wasn’t sure what I wanted to do during my placement year, I just wanted to get as much… Read more »
For their placements, Hayley and Hannah have stayed right here at Bournemouth University, working as Education Outreach Assistants. Here are their thoughts on why a placement is so important. “I’m sorry, but you’re over-qualified and under-experienced for this job.” The worst, but one of the most frequently heard phrases for graduates when fighting to find their feet… Read more »
I won’t lie, placement search was probably one of the most stressful times of my degree so far. Fortunately, I didn’t give up that easy and didn’t let the fact that other students had already secured their placements de-motivate or panic me. Having said that, I didn’t end up securing a placement until the May… Read more »
After endlessly searching for the perfect digital marketing agency, I finally came across Reflect Digital. Once I had had my interview I immediately felt like it was the place I wanted to work. Everyone was friendly, the office was great and to be perfectly honest I just felt a really good vibe, plus I got… Read more »
The placement search is long and torturous at times, but don’t be disheartened, it is one of the most valuable aspects of your course. Finding a placement is all about standing out from the crowd. For two years you have made numerous friends on your course and beyond, however in the placement and graduate job… Read more »
There comes a point in the university journey of most students when they realise they fall into either of the following categories: they’ve never written a CV before or they’ve written a CV but unsure of the correct/ most updated format for one. This is when most people turn to BU’s Careers and Employability Service…. Read more »
When friends or family ask me about my university experience, I always smile and feel proud to say I went to Bournemouth University. They were four of the best years of my life and allowed me to experience new adventures and make some long lasting friends. The academic experience, the social life and the beach… Read more »
Rejections, interviews, stress and panic! That’s what most of my friends were talking about when it came to finding a placement for their third year. I on the other hand had sent a polite email to an Eco Lodge located in the rainforests of Southern India and was instantly hired. I even lied to my… Read more »
When I look back at my time at Bournemouth University, it instantly brings a smile to my face and makes me feel nostalgic about four of the best years in my life. Four years which have helped shape my life, my career and the people I chose to have close to me. I studied Leisure… Read more »